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Top 10 Dysfunctional Onscreen Families That Are Worse Than Yours

April 27th, 2013 9:07am EDT
The Big Wedding
"The Big Wedding" will soon hit theaters with an all-star cast that includes Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl and Topher Grace. The movie centers around a divorced couple who have to present a united front at their adopted son's wedding and pretend that they are still married. Talk about dysfunctional! What other crazy families made the list of the top 10 dysfunctional onscreen families?

"The Simpsons"

With a beer-guzzling buffoon for a father, a nagging mother, a rebellious troublemaker son. a precocious daughter and a baby who still hasn't learned to talk after twenty f...
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Tim Burton To Direct 3-D 'Addams Family'?

March 19th, 2010 1:34pm EDT
Tim Burton
Tim Burton is planning to put his gothic spin on a new animated 3-D version of "The Addams Family," according to a U.K. report.

The kooky director has wowed audiences with his 3-D version of Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice In Wonderland," which has pulled in $208.6 million during its two-week run at the box office.

And Burton is hoping the groundbreaking movie technique will resurrect the spooky Addams Family, who last appeared on the big screen in 1993's "Addams Family Values."

According to Deadline.com, Illumination Entertainment has acquired the rights to the original cartoons by Ch...
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Our Favorite Bug-Eyed Celebrities

April 21st, 2009 10:11am EDT
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
In Hollywood, you've got show-stopping performances and eye-popping beauties. But what about those Hollywood beauties whose eyes just pop? Some celebrities are recognized by their plunger lips, or by their adorable pair of dimples, while others are distinguished by their bulging peepers. The bug-eye feature is very hit or miss, however. On one hand, bug-eyes have the ability to create unconventional gorgeosity in a person, but on the other hand, they are also capable of making good faces go Muppet.

Christina Ricci falls into the former category of bug-eyed celebrities. Her sizeable...
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The Fall Of The Great American TV Theme Song

March 13th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Green Acres
What happened to it? A catchy, sing-a-long theme song used to be part of the fun of watching a show. A great theme song could get you excited and in the mood to watch a show. Sometimes the theme song was the best part of a bad show. A theme song that caught your attention could get you to check out a show you weren't normally watching.

Theme songs used to tell what the show was about, like The Brady Bunch. The opening was the only way viewers knew the show was about a stepfamily. We would never have known WHY Gilligan and the gang were on the island or HOW those Hillbillies made it to...
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Film Review: Reality Trumps Fantasy In 'Spiderwick Chronicles'

February 12th, 2008 5:29pm EST
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Spiderwick Chronicles may not be in the same fantasy league as the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling. Yet the family flick based on the books of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is an all-around class act, even if its world of ogres and goblins is a bit stale in the wake of its more ambitious cousins in the over-the-rainbow genre.

The human characters are the main source of wonder here. Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger and Mary-Louise Parker authentically capture the fractured spirit of a family newly cast into single-parent mode, while David Strathairn adds a wistf...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 7

January 7th, 2008 3:00am EST
Nicolas Cage
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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TV Land To Air Classic Christmas Episodes Dec. 24 & 25

December 24th, 2007 8:00am EST
All in the Family
Jingle Bells ring when TV Land rolls out a collection of classic Christmas episodes during TV Land's 8th Annual Merry-thon. The 24-hour celebration airs Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, December 25 from 5:00pm - 5:00pm (ET/PT).

The marathon will feature some of America's favorite television families including -- The Ingalls, The Jeffersons, The Bunkers, The Bradys, and more.

Tune in as the Ingalls recall their fondest memories of Christmases past, Louise help George find the father he never knew, Cindy ask Santa for help and Edith and Archie feast on a holiday dinner.

TV...
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New TV On DVD, Nov. 13

November 13th, 2007 8:00am EST
Gilmore Girls
The close bond between a single mother and her teenage daughter is often tested in the dramatic television series Gilmore Girls. Lorelai Gilmore became pregnant at 16, and, against the wishes of her mother and father, chose to keep the child and raise it on her own. The complete series is now on DVD. Also in stores: the complete series of The Addams Family, Miami Vice, and Northern Exposure, as well as season three of Melrose Place.
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Chip Davis, aka Mannheim Steamroller, Releases 'Halloween Music 2'

October 26th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller composer and founder Chip Davis has done it again. After hitting the #1 spot on the Billboard charts with 2003's Halloween, his first foray into the nation's second biggest retail holiday, Chip is continuing his holiday takeover with a new 3-disc set that includes a 13-track music disc, a brand new sound effects CD, and in true over-the-top Steamroller style, a DVD complete with a new "Creatures of the Night" dance (a.k.a. "Thriller" meets "The Macarena") created specially for Mannheim Steamroller.

Halloween 2 features new digital takes of traditional Halloween fa...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 28

April 28th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jessica Alba
Happy Birthday To "Into the Blue" star Jessica Alba (1981), "Bandidas" actress Penelope Cruz (1974), "Lost" actor Jorge Garcia (1973), "Law & Order" actress Elisabeth Rohm (1973), rapper Too Short (1966), golfer John Daly (1966), singer Jimmy Barnes (1956), "CSI" actor Paul Guilfoyle (1955), Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon (1953), "Battlestar Galactica" president Mary McDonnell (1952), late-night talk show host Jay Leno (1950), prolific film and television actress Ann Margret (1941), Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair (1938; d. 1995), "The Addams Family" actress Carolyn Jones (1930; d. 1983), "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 30

March 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Eric Clapton
Happy Birthday to singer Anna Nalick (1984), rapper Paul Wall (1980), jazz singer Norah Jones (1979), Canadian singer Celine Dion (1968), "90210" actor Ian Ziering (1964), American singer Tracy Chapman (1964), rapper MC Hammer (1962), "Mad About You" star Paul Reiser (1957), "Harry Potter" actor Robbie Coltrane (1950), new wave singer Lene Lovich (1949), Cream guitarist Eric Clapton (1945), Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (1940), "Bugsy" actor Warren Beatty (1937), "Addams Family" actor John Astin (1930), Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853; d. 1890), and Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 7

January 7th, 2007 3:00am EST
Katie Couric
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 28

April 28th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Happy Birthday To "Into the Blue" star Jessica Alba (1981), "Bandidas" actress Penelope Cruz (1974), "Lost" actor Jorge Garcia (1973), "Law & Order" actress Elisabeth Rohm (1973), rapper Too Short (1966), golfer John Daly (1966), singer Jimmy Barnes (1956), "CSI" actor Paul Guilfoyle (1955), Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon (1953), "Battlestar Galactica" president Mary McDonnell (1952), late-night talk show host Jay Leno (1950), prolific film and television actress Ann Margret (1941), Jamaican actress Madge Sinclair (1938; d. 1995), "The Addams Family" actress Carolyn Jones (1930; d. 1983), "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 30

March 30th, 2006 3:00am EST
Eric Clapton
Happy Birthday to singer Anna Nalick (1984), rapper Paul Wall (1980), jazz singer Norah Jones (1979), Canadian singer Celine Dion (1968), "90210" actor Ian Ziering (1964), American singer Tracy Chapman (1964), rapper MC Hammer (1962), "Mad About You" star Paul Reiser (1957), "Harry Potter" actor Robbie Coltrane (1950), new wave singer Lene Lovich (1949), Cream guitarist Eric Clapton (1945), Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (1940), "Bugsy" actor Warren Beatty (1937), "Addams Family" actor John Astin (1930), Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853; d. 1890), and Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Jan. 7

January 7th, 2006 3:00am EST
Nicolas Cage
Happy Birthday to "Saved By The Bell" actor Dustin Diamond (1977), baseball players Alfonso Soriano and Eric Gagne (1976), "National Treasure" actor Nicolas Cage (1964), Today Show host Katie Couric (1957), "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso (1956), "Buck Rogers" actress Erin Gray (1950), singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins (1948), "Exorcist" screenwriter William Peter Blatty (1928), "Little Shop of Horrors" actor Vincent Gardenia (1922; d. 1992), baseball hall-of-famer Johnny Mize (1913; d. 1993), "The Addams Family" creator/cartoonist Charles Addams (1912; d. 1988), and 13th President of the Unit...
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